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Gerry Goffin
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Age 75
Birthday 11 February, 1939
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York USA
Died 19 June, 2014
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Songwriter
Claim to Fame He penned seven Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, and a total of 59 Top 40 hits
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Gerald "Gerry" Goffin (February 11, 1939 – June 19, 2014) was an American lyricist. Writing initially with his wife Carole King, he co-wrote many international pop hits of the early and mid-1960s, including the US No.1 hits "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Take Good Care of My Baby", "The Loco-Motion", and "Go Away Little Girl". It was later said of Goffin that his gift was "to find words that expressed what many young people were feeling but were unable to articulate."

Filmography

310 Credits »
1987 Love Is a Dog from Hell -
2016 Vinyl -
2016 11.22.63 -
2016 Preacher -
2015 Black Mass -
2015 Legend -
2015 Sounds of the 80s -
2015 A Kylie Christmas: Live from the Royal Albert Hall -
2015 The Invitation -
2015 The Sunshine Makers -
2014 Starting Over Again -

Songs

78 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Happy Xmas (War is over) 1988
2 Last Christmas 2006
3 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 2006
4 Silver Bells 2012
5 Down On The Street 1973
6 Reverend Bottom's Tojo Saloon 1973
7 O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel) 2012
8 Lullaby 1971
9 Cherokee Medicine 1973
10 Maryland Again 1973
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Awards

2 Awards »
Nominated for 2 Awards

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